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The Pilot

67 Queens Road, Penarth CF64 1DJ, Wales
+44 29 2071 0615
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (45 reviews)
“burger” (19 reviews)
“beef” (15 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
67 Queens Road, Penarth CF64 1DJ, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited on spur of the moment, we were helpfully found the last table in a crowded pub. Ordered the cod fillets. Cooked to perfection. Just delicious. Will return for more.

Thank mrsp237
Reviewed yesterday

I arranged this as a Sunday lunch for ourselves and a few friends we had visited in nearby Barry. It has a Good Beer Guide entry and reasonable trip advisor reports. Parking was easy on the nearby streets, and the reception by staff was positive....More

Thank malcrochefort
Reviewed 1 week ago

Started off well, staff were friendly and were apologetic that our table wasn’t ready although we had booked. Starter of pea soup was pleasant enough, the prawn fishcake looked like rehashed scampi covered in batter and was tasteless. Four of us had roast beef dinner,...More

1  Thank Ann J
sharon n, Owner at The Pilot, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good afternoon. We were very sorry to read your review and learn of your dissatisfaction with your recent meal. The manager remembers your table and was completely unaware of your disappointment. The quality of food at The Pilot receives the highest praise so we were...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Table at 7pm in the restaurant, there were still young children running around, the noise level in the restaurant was awful, homemade scotch eggs to start were pretty tasteless and then followed by fish and chips, there was so much batter covering the fish and...More

Thank Jane F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant and could return this evening for round two. Love the food and the friendly service. It's great when the staff are communicative aas if they know you. Will return very soon.

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a few drinks here one afternoon before meeting up with family in the area. Lovely little pub serving decent food. Nice and quiet when we went and the service was friendly and efficient. Will return when in the area again.

Thank spenspuma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb steak night at The Pilot pub, and excellent value for money. My son had the best fish and chips ever! As first time travellers in Wales, we could not have found a batter pub to taste Welsh food and atmosphere..A big thank you to...More

1  Thank Holloway7
Reviewed 9 September 2018

My wife and I had a meal here lunchtime for our wedding anniversary. Friendly staff made us welcome however in future I will book a table first as it was busy and we had a sofa table right by a side door. Although there was...More

Thank Wichitalinesman
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We went to this restaurant for the first time as it claimed to be 'high on the hill with spectacular views overlooking Cardiff Bay'. It's in a residential street & we managed to park directly outside. Inside was a little rough around the edges but...More

Thank DMS650
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

All four of us very happy with the food and service. Especially the fish and chips! Friendly bar staff and very accommodating. Will visit again.

Thank Marco P
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Questions & Answers
Christine B
24 July 2018|
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Response from Kniptonian | Reviewed this property |
never been on Saturday night would expect it to be busy
19 September 2017|
Response from sharon n | Property representative |
Hello, Yes, we are open on Christmas day and the cost of the meal is £75 per person. Kind regards.
John B
29 March 2017|
Response from sharon n | Property representative |
Good evening. We do not have gluten free options as standard on our menu, but if you give us notice at the point of booking, the chefs will certainly be able to produce something for you. Best wishes, Sharon Noakes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$39
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Queens Road, Penarth CF64 1DJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Penarth
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2071 0615
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